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Old 01-06-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Snowblower light problem.


Trying to install a light to my Craftsman 9hp Snowblower.
Problem being when I hook the wire from the light to the wire that isn't used
from the ignition and ground the light; the engine dies.
What up with that?

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Snowblower light problem.


are you sure that the engine has an accessory coil? it sounds as thought you are tapping into the ignition coil and killing it.

is there a connector coming out of the engine that you can put a test light on and try to find a wire that will light the test light, but not kill the engine.

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Snowblower light problem.


I have a twelve volt tester here; I will try that. Thank you very much.
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Snowblower light problem.


If I don't have an accessory coil; can I still hook up the light?
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Snowblower light problem.


try it, but I would be concerned that it might not give you the true results. the meter will simply measure the voltage potential and not put any appreciable load on the source. a test light would add some load that may stumble the engine if it was the ignition coil.

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Snowblower light problem.


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to the wire that isn't used from the ignition
Ayuh,... Got a picture of that wire,..??

There's a pretty fair chance that machine don't have a lighting coil....
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Snowblower light problem.


short answer is Nope..
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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Snowblower light problem.


does the wire come from the ignition or near the engine if it is from the ignition switch it maybe for an optional low oil switch, which when the oil was low would ground out the engine to shut it down. Check the craftsman manual and see if they offer a lighting kit for it if so then there maybe be another place to hook it up.

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